CCXL: The Hero of Attic High

Posted by on January 2, 2019
Production Code: UTC240

Flint flies (glides) so rarely, I like to make sure that, when he does, it’s a big event. He gets page space.

Drawing Ken’s tumors gave me the most unsettling feeling of anything I’ve drawn in UTC so far (including Dr. Mitchell’s graphic snake transformation). Cancer is very serious, and creating something that looks grotesque but also clean and toony adds an uncanny element.

CXCI: The Squirrel Has Landed

Posted by on November 24, 2014
Production Code: UTC191

Flint’s size was something of a tough matter. He needed to be obviously smaller, but I didn’t want him to get to the point where he’d be close to the size of other squirrels. Here he’s the size of an average dog.

CXC: Out, Out Darn Spot

Posted by on November 17, 2014
Production Code: UTC190

The page’s title is a reference to a line in Macbeth. There’s no deep meaning behind it, I just liked the pun.

CLXXXVIII: Nerves of Steel

Posted by on November 3, 2014
Production Code: UTC188

Rameses finally goes feral after his long transformation. The reason it happens to him at this particular point is never brought up in the comic itself. By focusing completely on running, he tapped into his growing cheetah instincts, making it all too easy for what was left of his human mind to slip and allowing the wild cheetah to take over

Side note: It was during production of these pages that I was building the basics of this very website! Talk about laying a railroad while the train’s already moving.

CXXV: Flint’s First Flight

Posted by on October 5, 2012
Production Code: UTC126

Flint’s shrunken form had skewed the mass-to-wingflap-surface-area ratio enough to allow this glorious moment.

And then I went and forgot to show Cynthia actually swallowing the pills he threw at her.